Sobyanin proposed to allow to work only drivers with Russian rights

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Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has proposed legislation to allow to work only drivers with Russian rights. “Taxi drivers are foreigners working with their national rights. It is clear that were they not always adequate, and this is an additional risk for passengers,” — said the mayor. Also Sobyanin called on taxi aggregators to indicate in their Read More

In the youth Theatre with a tour coming Korean artists

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26 and 28 August in the Primorsky regional drama theatre of Youth will take place tours of the Korean teams Tongyeong and “Molekel”. August 26, Sunday, at 19:30 staff of Tongyeong city Changingand Tong-Yong (Republic of Korea) will present a performance titled “Love sounds”. This is the story of meeting of two lonely people who Read More

Ice Age Mammoth Hair Hat on Sale in Russia

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An unusual hat crocheted from ancient woolly mammoth hair has reportedly gone on sale for $10,000 in Yakutsk in Far East Russia. Woolly mammoths are believed to have gone extinct some 4,500 years ago. The mastermind behind the hat is Yakutsk builder Vladimir Ammosov, who said he had the headgear made after buying a bag Read More

Beaten Russian Election Observer Gets Political Asylum in U.S.

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A volunteer at opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s foundation has reportedly been granted political asylum in the United States after being beaten and receiving death threats in Russia. Alexei Muzhetsky was reportedly abducted by masked men who said they were FSB officers, days after documenting election violations during the March 2018 presidential vote in the southern Read More

Russia Dismisses U.S. Allegation of Role in Charlottesville Racial Violence

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Russia’s Embassy in the United States has dismissed claims that Russia played a role in fanning racial tensions at a violent white nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia one year ago. Russia-based social media accounts have been implicated in purchasing ads with politically divisive messages on Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Some Read More

Russians Having Sex in Moscow Parks are ‘Feral Animals’ Says Lawmaker

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Lawmakers have responded with anger and dismay to reports of an unprecedented number of couples caught on security cameras having sex in Zaryadye Park in Moscow. Moscow’s chief architect noted the “unprecedented” uptick in public copulation at the park last week, which sits adjacent to the Kremlin and Red Square. Public copulation is an administrative Read More

Putin’s Environmental Initiative Faces $4.5Bln Budget Cut

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A national project to tackle environmental issues commissioned by President Vladimir Putin after his election earlier this year reportedly faces a $4.7 billion budget cut. Putin issued a multi-pronged executive order in May to achieve a technological, environmental and economic breakthrough over his new six-year term in office. Following the president’s “May decrees,” the environmental Read More

Russian Metal Tycoons Lose $3.1Bln on Tax Hike Proposal From Putin Aide

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Some of Russia’s biggest metal tycoons have reportedly seen a loss of $3.1 billion in share value after a proposal by President Vladimir Putin’s top economic adviser to raise taxes on mining companies. Andrei Belousov, Putin’s closest economic aide, proposed a tax increase on 14 metal and chemical producers that would raise up to 500 Read More

Vkontakte Announces Privacy Reforms After Spate of Extremism Prosecutions

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Russia’s Vkontakte social media network has announced new privacy measures in the wake of criminal cases targeting its users for comments, images and memes posted on the popular platform. Russia’s Supreme Court estimated in 2017 that convictions under extremism charges have more than tripled since 2012. Activists have accused Vkontakte of cooperating with the authorities Read More

Tolstoy’s Great-Granddaughter Discovers Her Family History

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Provided by Tolstoy Museum The annual meeting of descendants of Lev Tolstoy recently took place at the writer’s familial estate, Yasnaya Polyana. More than 100 people came from all over the world to participate in this traditional gathering of one of the world’s most illustrious literary families. The descendants meet every summer to ride horses, Read More